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"Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?


by Madeline Iva I do.  I do feel lucky.  I’ve got two new TV actor obsessions this summer.  AND WE’RE CELEBRATING Elizabeth Sa Fleur’s new book release LUCKY. (See more below.) Todays post is about two weird punks, among other things. Thankfully people rarely toss around the term ‘punk’ anymore.  Some older man or jock

Guess the Lady Smut TBR Stack–Win $10 Amazon Gift Card!


Hi RT Orphans! Does your TBR pile have some of the same titles as ours? Let us know–leave us a comment below. 🙂 Want to buy the book on our TBR list? Click the link.  Meanwhile, here’s another fun game you can play at home. FIRST Read the TBR lists. THEN guess which list belongs to

Heroines of Destiny!


by Madeline Iva Go to college, have a career, get married, have children.  Is this the modern woman’s destiny? What if you don’t tick one of those boxes? I’m moderating a panel called HEROINES OF DESTINY on Saturday, 10AM at Virginia Festival of the Book, so I’ve been questioning the concept of destiny lately, especially

I Was Enjoying DARK MATTER 'Til They ****ing Killed My Favorite Character


by Madeline Iva ***Yeah, this post is chock full of spoilers.  You’ve been warned.*** Dark Matter is a successful comic book made into a Canadian television show that you can binge watch on Netflix–which is what I did.  The gloomy ship, the tough characters and the cloudy mystery about their identity sucked me right in until

One Hot Zombie Husband, Please!–And Other Lustful Zombie Stuff


by Madeline Iva On Friday night I’m watching a new show called THE SANTA CLARITA DIET on Netflix. Why? Two words: Timothy Olyphant. The guy has a kind of restrained mayhem vibe that makes women purr. He’s good when he’s a bad boy, and I like it when he does the humor thing, but really underplays

I’VE SEEN STRANGER THINGS THAN BAD MOMS WEARING CROWNS


  by Madeline Iva How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was inspired. As promised, I binge-watched a ton of TV and movies letting my brain waves rest for a few days. And yes, I’ll be talking about foreskin before I’m through with this post. But let’s talk about STRANGER THINGS***–before we get to the turtleneck. STRANGER

I've Got a Plan & It's Just Not That Complicated


by Madeline Iva Sometimes you need to retreat, huddle up, hunker down, and regroup.  For introverts like me, this is actually our natural state of being.  The thing is–you gotta have a plan. I love the part in BOURNE LEGACY, where Jeremy Renner (yum!) needs some information from Rachel Weisz who is sputtering over her suddenly-everyone-wants-to-kill-me reality.  Jeremy

FREE READ — a peek at Best Friends Never


Isabelle Drake’s excerpt  Chapter One: It Doesn’t Matter How You Play the Game, Only Whether You Win or Lose Blood red. And death black. Whoever picked out Cherry Grove High’s school colors was an idiot. Either that or a serial killer. The hideous color combination blurred across the gym floor, spinning in the cheerleaders’ skirts,

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